Wisdom is Yours for the Asking

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom.
                      —Proverbs 3:13

Not all wisdom is cut from the same cloth.

There’s a worldly wisdom that is driven by envy and selfishness. “Such ‘wisdom’ … is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.” It bears the fruit of “disorder and evil” (Jas. 3:14-16).

Then there is a heavenly wisdom. It is “pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (Jas. 3:17). It wears no mask, but is simply displayed by a good life: “Who is wise and understanding …? Let him show it by his good life” (Jas. 3:13).

And here’s the astounding thing: heavenly wisdom is yours for the asking. Really! “If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you” (Jas. 1:5). Who wouldn’t want that?

You won’t get it if
you don’t ask for it.

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